Broadford, County Clare

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Irish: Áth Leathan
County Clare
Main Street, Broadford - - 1251878.jpg
Main Street, Broadford
Grid reference: R574730
Location: 52°48’23"N, 8°37’57"W
Local Government

Broadford is a small village in eastern County Clare. The name given to it in the Irish language, Áth Leathan, likewise means "Wide Ford".

The R466 road passes through the village of Broadford between O'Callaghan's Mills and O'Briens Bridge. It is tucked into the Glenomra Valley on the southern slopes of the Slieve Bearnagh Mountains near Doon Lough. It is in the Tulla Lower barony.[1]

Part of Killokennedy was amalgamated with Kilseily to form what is now the parish of Broadford. The parish today has three church buildings, which as of 2014 served about 800 parishioners.[2]


  1. Samuel Lewis (1837). "Broadford". County Clare: A History and Topography. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  2. "Broadford". Diocese of Killaloe. Retrieved 204-03-30.